Plows trying to get roads clear for schools in Waterbury

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)–Snow is coming down hard in Waterbury, where conditions have worsened as the evening has gone on.

Snow was coming down rapidly as of 5 p.m., a big change from earlier in the afternoon, when not much was sticking.

The concern throughout the night will be the roads, and the city is coordinating efforts to try to make the roads safe for school buses, if there is school on Thursday.

Related: No truck ban, but Malloy urges drivers to stay off roads

“It’s way too early to tell if school is going to be a possibility tomorrow,” said Joe Geary, Director of Operations for the City of Waterbury. “We’re a little concerned about the duration of the storm. By the time it ends, there’s going to be a lot of cleanup. We have 312 miles of roads to clean up, and then get into approximately 30 schools. We’ll be banging away at the streets and plowing certainly into tomorrow morning.”

There are more than 70 city trucks out monitoring road conditions throughout the Brass City. They have more than 300 miles of city streets to cover.

Related: Drivers warned to have “healthy respect” for Wednesday’s storm

There were no reports of any major accidents as of 5 p.m.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s